The School of Computing and Information (SCI), the newest school at the University of Pittsburgh, aims to create and harness data-driven technology, science, and expertise to improve the security, performance, and understanding of complicated, interacting natural, social, and engineered systems. Predictive modeling and insightful analysis for evidence-based decision-making, in the context of these interacting systems, is key to our mission. As we build and expand the school, it is crucial that we continue and strengthen our leadership in addressing underrepresentation by fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff.
SCI has multiple positions available in the tenure-track at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor ranks. The specific area is open for all positions. We especially seek individuals who think and work across traditional boundaries and who see themselves as dynamic, cross-disciplinary team players. We are motivated to bring together scholars to collaboratively address complex challenges and who will contribute to the school's mission of modeling and managing complicated, interacting systems. Individuals working on transdisciplinary aspects of computing and information are encouraged to apply. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, domain-oriented modeling and analysis; computationally- and data-driven causal methods; quantum information science; computing and information ethics, policy, economics, and governance; secure, equitable, and responsive frameworks for modeling and decision making; theory and methods of knowledge reuse; as well as socio-technical systems and the nature of human interaction with information and data.
Advancement of SCl's mission also requires deep expertise in traditional areas of computer, information, and library science, and we encourage applications from individuals working across the entire spectrum of research in these disciplines, including but not limited to artificial intelligence; Internet of Things; social informatics; data management; data visualization; scientific reproducibility; machine learning; cloud and high-performance computing; cyber-physical systems; security and privacy; and others.
About the School of Computing and Information and Pittsburgh
As a new school, we are working to develop and expand upon many exciting initiatives. In collaboration with multiple units at Pitt and other leading organizations in the region, we have launched the Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems (momacs) Institute. Our faculty are involved in developing numerous interdisciplinary research programs, launching a first year-admitting undergraduate program, creating joint academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and creating a new Professional Institute to close critical skills gaps by providing specialized education to working professionals. Learn more at www.sci.pitt.edu.
Pittsburgh is a vibrant hub of education, technology, and medicine, with many startups and established companies throughout the region. The region offers an exceptionally high quality of life, with low cost housing, excellent secondary schools, abundant outdoor activities, and rich cultural attractions well beyond other cities of its size. SCI has numerous connections to centers, institutions, and companies in the region, including the School of Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University, the City of Pittsburgh, the Center for Causal Discovery, the Center for Energy, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Google, Uber, Oculus, Argo Al, and many others. Through these connections, there are ample opportunities to collaborate broadly and build multi-disciplinary research teams of the highest caliber.
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.